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thenewgreen  ·  2727 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The slow death of purposeless walking

I walk less than I used to. My wife and I used to walk 3 miles one way to the place we grocery shopped and then we would carry the bags 3 miles back. It was quite the slog, but we did it for recreations sake. I just moved to a place with lots of trails right in my back yard. Just looked out the window and there were 5 deer laying down at the mouth of our gate. I'll be doing more walking, I already am. I will also be running again but the running has a "purpose," while my walking will just be to walk. Not for exercise or thought. If nothing else, it will be a time of quiet, not reflection but nothingness.

ecib  ·  2727 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've known for a long time that I don't walk much anymore. A short time ago I thought about how on the short walks I do take I'm not even present. I'm usually on my phone. I used to take thinking walks a lot. Now I don't at all. That's pretty lame.

thenewgreen  ·  2727 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Go do it. Right now.

edit: And leave your phone at home or in your desk.

ecib  ·  2726 days ago  ·  link  ·  

K. Walked to coffee without my phone today. Felt like I wasn't wearing pants. Pretty sure everybody was staring at me.